Ron Gaunt

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Ron Gaunt
Cricket information
Batting Left-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 85
Runs scored 6 616
Batting average 3.00 10.44
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 3


Balls bowled 716 16088
Wickets 7 266
Bowling average 44.28 26.85
5 wickets in innings 0 10
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 3/53 7/104
Catches/stumpings 1/0 31/0
Source: Cricinfo

Ronald Arthur Gaunt (26 February 1934, York, Western Australia – 31 March 2012, Sydney) was an Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1958 to 1964.[1]

He was chiefly a fast bowler, who took 266 wickets in first-class cricket at an average of 26.85, playing first for Western Australia and then for Victoria. His opportunities to play for Australia were restricted by the presence of Alan Davidson, Garth McKenzie and Ian Meckiff in the team at that time, but he took the wicket of Dick Westcott in his first over in test cricket and in all he took 7 wickets for Australia at an average of 44.28.

After he retired from playing, he became a successful coach and was involved in the development of Merv Hughes and Tony Dodemaide among others. He later took up Golf and was an active member of the Eastern Golf Club at Doncaster in Victoria for many years.

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  1. ^ "Ron Gaunt". Retrieved 2012-04-04.